Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has disclosed that the enhanced e-passport is internationally acceptable and valid for entering all countries.
The NIS boss gave the assurance through, Mr. Sunday James, the spokesperson of the organization on Thursday.
The CGs affirmation was in response to the incident of a recent problem encountered on the e-passport with the authority of the United Arab Emirate (UAE).
He confirmed that the misunderstanding encountered with the UAE authority over the e-passport has been resolved.
The CG in his statement, “I will like to seize this opportunity to thank both the Ambassadors of UAE and Nigeria for resolving the issue.
“In view of the above, Nigerians are encouraged to get their National Identity Number (NIN) and ensure that the information tallies with the one on their Passports.
He added, “The uniformity of the NIN information and that of the 10-year validity Passport is to ensure one identity which is a major feature of the new enhanced e-Passport is not conflicting,”
NAN reports that the new passport incorporates details of enrolees as captured by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
Meanwhile, the new Passport is available in the Service Headquarters, Abuja and Ikoyi, pending the roll-out in other centres, the controller added.
Accordingly, Babande assured that the issuance of the former and the new enhanced e-Passports will run concurrently.